Sunday, April 18, 2010

Heart Broken

A few months ago I told you all about a young lady and her husband who were "encouraging" my husband. These same individuals and her father (my pastor) told me to "get over it", and told my husband to remove every baby picture out of our home.
On Saturday, they gave birth to a beautiful baby girl Lon.dyn Kenn.edy, born at 22 weeks gestation. Lon.dyn lived for 3 hours and blessed her mommy and daddy with her presence before returning to our Savior.

When I first heard the news, I was still a little bitter and could not open up my heart. After hearing her husband speak at church this morning retelling the birth of their daughter, the ice melted and I started crying. I cried for her and her husband, I cried because i know the next few weeks/months won' be easy. I cried because another mother had to give birth way too early. I cried for Lon.dyn and the fact that she will never walk this road with us.

Larry and I stopped by their house after church this afternoon to bring some flowers and convey our condolences. As I walked through the door, the first thing out of her mouth was, "Marie, you are a soldier". I told her I did not think so, I just did what I had to do to survive and stay sane. I was able to share with her some things that the Dr.'s did not tell her that may happen in the next few days (milk coming in, phantom kicks).
One question she asked me was do I think having another baby will make it all better. I immediately said no, you will always remember your firstborn. I let her know she can call me anytime, no matter what time of day, and that I will be there for her.
She felt showing the pictures would be morbid, but I encouraged her to "show them off" and even showed her the ones I canny in my pocket book of my babies.

Please pray for them as we all know firsthand the pain that they are going through and will experience in the coming weeks/months. My heart aches for them both.

Awaiting my expected end.


  1. What a wonderful thing you have done. You will be a great resource for her as she learns to live without her sweet baby. Great job Marie! xx

  2. I agree. You are very kind Marie. So sad to hear that Londyn has joined our babies. xo

  3. It was so very kind (and brave) to visit with this couple today. Prayers to them and you.

  4. How sad but how blessed she is to have you...wouldn't it have been great if all of us could've had someone who KNEW what it was like to be there with us in the first days/weeks/months to offer advice and support? I will say a prayer for their peace during this time...

  5. Praying for them and you are so strong to be there for her right now. Hugs all around.

  6. My heart just breaks those first few days and weeks and months it just doesn't seem real. I will be praying, and I know you will be such a dear and precious consolation to her. XO

  7. Marie, you are so wonderful. In the midst of your own grief you were able to comfort someone who had wronged you.God bless you! I'm praying for these parents for their loss and also for you as you await your surgery. Love you!

  8. Marie, you are truly amazing. You are a wonderful support to this woman even when she may not have deserved it. *hugs*

  9. Sweetest Marie,

    You did as God tells us to do...

    Your turned the other cheek

    YOU lifted another in her hour(s) of dispair

    You exhibited the beauty in the verse "love one another"


    Continue to show her love, as she is going to need you to light her path.

    Keeping them in prayer...and sending love your way.


  10. You are wonderful amazing and caring.:0) I sorry that they have to walk this journey. Sending prayers.

  11. How wonderful that you were able to lend support to this woman as she too now lives this chapter of loss. My heart aches for anyone who has to experience this and I too wish I had somebody that I could have confided in who seriously understood what I was going through after my first loss.